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Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill that imposes jail terms on the LGBTIQ community

Zuko Komisa Image | Adobe Stock Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill that imposes up to 5 years in jail on the LGBTIQ community. The legislation that was approved by parliament on Wednesday and is supported by the majority of lawmakers was sponsored by a coalition of traditional and religious leaders. In Ghana, there was already a three-year prison sentence for homosexual sex. Additionally, the bill now forbids "wilful promotion, sponsorship, […]



Point of View: Supporting a family member who identifies as queer

Kaya 959 Reporter When a family member comes out and makes an official announcement that they are queer, there are many factors at play. As a family member, you may be unclear as to how to react or how to feel when someone you know comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The world has come a long way when it comes to the acceptance of the LGBTQI community. […]


Toya Delazy and her girlfriend Alisson “Ally” Chaig


Congrats! Toya Delazy and her girlfriend are engaged

By Tamlyn Canham Toya Delazy and her girlfriend, Alisson Chaig, are officially engaged. "I gotta share my joy as we celebrating our Tin Aluminum Anniversary with my babe - a DECADE of love, I thank the universe for blessing me with you - always yours @alissonchaig we officially officially officially #engayed," Toya wrote on Instagram. Alisson, who is also known as Ally, shared the news on her account. "Mrs & Mrs," she captioned her […]



Thami Dish talking ‘The Feather Awards’ on My Top 10 at 10 with Tbose

Thami Dish talking 'The Feather Awards' on My Top 10 at 10 with Tbose. He also talks about his book that he will be releasing in 2022. He shares more about his life as a member of the LGBTQI community as well as his work with many who identify as him. In this video, he explains in depth the importance of his initiatives for the LGBTQI community. He further chats […]



2021 Feather Awards nominees announced

Kaya 959 Reporter The 2021 Feather Awards nominees have been announced. The upcoming awards ceremony is set to take place on 11 November at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. 13 years later, the awards have now become a teenager, Founder and activist Thami Dish announced the colourful 2021 list of nominees for the upcoming awards and also spoke about the incredible journey it has been. “It's been an interest 13 […]


Anele Bhengu was murdered in KwaZulu Natal in a suspected LGBTQI+ hate crime


Suspect arrested in connection with Anele Bhengu’s murder

By Kaya 959 News Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal woman who was a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Anele Bhengu's mutilated body was found dumped in a field in KwaMakhutha, south of Durban. The 22-year-old woman was raped and stabbed several times. Her throat and stomach were slit open. KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said Port Shepstone Tactical Response officers and […]


Miss South Africa (SA)


Miss SA makes history by allowing trans women to enter

By Kaya 959 News For the first time in history, transgender women will be allowed to compete in the Miss South Africa pageant. Organisers of the event said trans women are eligible to enter the Miss South Africa pageant. "However, in order to be eligible to compete internationally, the contestant must be in possession of a valid South African ID document reflecting that their amended sex is female," the organisation […]


Letoya Makhene and Lebo Pulumo


Letoya Makhene on how she coped with people judging her life choices

By Kaya 959 Entertainment Actress Letoya Makhene-Pulumo says she is living life her own way regardless of what people think about the choices she makes. “People have chosen to judge me because I have chosen to live my life My Way. People who have absolutely no understanding of even their own journey and where it is taking them have chosen to play God and point fingers at me,” she writes […]



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Privacy Policy


POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;


  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
  1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.“Personal Information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. 

1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

1.3. “Processing” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.  

1.4. “You” or the “user” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose. 

1.4. “Website” means the website of the KAYA 959 at URL or such other URL as KAYA 959 may choose from time to time.   

  1. Status and Amendments

2.1. KAYA 959 respects your privacy. This privacy policy statement sets out KAYA 959’s information gathering and dissemination practices in respect of the Website. 

2.2. This Privacy Policy governs the processing of personal information provided to KAYA 959 through your use of the Website. 

2.3. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, KAYA 959 may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  

  1. Processing of Personal Information

3.1. By providing your personal information to KAYA 959 you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by KAYA 959. 

3.2. Where you submit Personal Information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information: 

3.2.1. KAYA 959 will only collect personal information for a purpose consistent with the purpose for which it is required. The specific purpose for which information is 
collected will be apparent from the context in which it is requested. 

3.2.2. KAYA 959 will only process personal information in a manner that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in the context of the purpose for which it is processed. 

3.2.3. Personal information will only be processed for a purpose compatible with that for which it was collected, unless you have agreed to an alternative purpose in writing or KAYA 959 is permitted in terms of national legislation of general application dealing primarily with the protection of personal information. 

3.2.4. KAYA 959 will keep records of all personal Information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.5. KAYA 959 will not disclose any personal information relating to you to any third party unless your prior written agreement is obtained or KAYA 959 is required to do so by law. 

3.2.6. If personal information is released with your consent KAYA 959 will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.7. KAYA 959 will destroy or delete any personal information that is no longer needed by KAYA 959 for the purpose it was initially collected, or subsequently processed. 

3.3. Note that, as permitted by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, KAYA 959 may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.    

  1. Collection of anonymous data

4.1. KAYA 959 may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows KAYA 959 to collect statistics. 

4.2. KAYA 959 may utilise temporary or session cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. 

4.2.1. Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide KAYA 959 with feedback on the performance of this website. 

4.2.2. The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies: The browser software used; IP address; Date and time of activities while visiting the website; URLs of internal pages visited; and referrers. 

4.3. If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available. 

  1. Security

5.1. KAYA 959 takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party. 

  1. Links to other websites

6.1. KAYA 959 has no control over and accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and KAYA 959 strongly recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit before using it further. 

  1. Queries

7.1. If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]